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by osgart
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time
Replies: 51
Views: 964

Re: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time

Perhaps time is both a force, and also a hypothetical measure counter. But both would be very real. I totally see that there could actually be an outside reality to the force of time. Time makes everything contiguous as a force. As a hypothetical measure counter, everything is subject to the tick to...
by osgart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

I've seen that video before. It's very interesting. The bias factor is far less than benevolent I think. Benevolent charity is ideal. Us vs. Them isn't to me. That's what old Ebenezer Scrooge learned late in life. I need justification for making adversaries, and being different is poor justification...
by osgart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Supposing humans are born in neutrality between the choices of good or evil, with the full capacity to choose and become either nature forever at heart, then responsibility shifts from god, solely to the human being. Otherwise we are predetermined robots bearing no responsibility nor accountability ...
by osgart
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The virtue of compassion taken to the extreme.
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: The virtue of compassion taken to the extreme.

I think to me there are levels of compassion; basic good hearted deserve is the first layer, than empathy understanding ability lends to further compassion, the second layer, and the highest level of compassion is those who are doing good works out of charity of heart, the third layer. Compassion wi...
by osgart
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L

It would very easily be chance, if intelligent beings didn't exist, and everything was happening about mindlessly. But the mere existence of intelligence and order suggests eternal mind. Perhaps the number of variables and constants in the universe is so large in quantities of properties that eventu...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?
Replies: 41
Views: 952

Re: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?

Without definition, identity, unitization, constancy, conceptualization, relationship and variability then math is just fantasy. Math needs logical basis to take on meaning. I wonder if there are more operators in math yet discovered or realized. Fine!, addition, subtraction, division and multiplica...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality
Replies: 36
Views: 916

Re: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality

:oops: Over my head! But I'm not into science deeply. To me in our 3 dimensions the first two dimensions are abstract and non physical, and the third dimension makes the tangible world. You must be talking about a spirit dimension that mirrors the physical dimension, perhaps manifesting the physical...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1035

Re: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?

I actually bought one of Laszlo's books on it. Thanks!
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How such a thing is possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: How such a thing is possible?

I believe the field is constant and very naturalistic, I don't see reality changing all that much other than entropy. I do think the field has new information coming in all the time.

I don't have a problem with it. Materialists will always have a problem with it. I don't.
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1035

Re: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?

Infinite regression, cyclical universe, branes in higher dimensions, or uncaused cause. Those seem to be the only options. The thing about an uncaused cause is that it entails agency, and an eternal reality that seems to answer people's questions about fine tuning, and the logical functional organiz...
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How such a thing is possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: How such a thing is possible?

That's the sense I get from non locality in quantum entanglement. That an ethereal, omnipresent field is where information is recorded. It supersedes all physicality. Matter might emanate from it. I suspect consciousness information resides in that field. But I'm drawing my own inferences on all of ...
by osgart
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 83
Views: 3025

Re: The meaning of life?

We ask because we are here and there is a reason for it. If but for to know why. If we can't know why, then we make due otherwise. For the sake of what we love, we live. God worth it, or otherwise. make it count nevertheless. If one has able time to know God, where is God? and what's the gain of kno...
by osgart
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 9506

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

by figuring out what love is. true love actually, not just love. anybody can love, but true love is the noblest of all loves, the most free, the most peaceful, the most inspiring. as an atheist I believe true love is eternal, and we must keep dying til we find it. it's the holy grail, the needle in ...
by osgart
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is our collective reality held together by quantum entanglements?
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: Is our collective reality held together by quantum entanglements?

thanks for your reply! :D that answered all my questions!
by osgart
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is our collective reality held together by quantum entanglements?
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: Is our collective reality held together by quantum entanglements?

universal in the sense of omnipresent?

an undetectable substance, or energy is the ether?

are very essence of being is potentialities in all possible states?

and then actualizing this potential manifests itself in spacetime?